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Spotlight Verlag.

With around 60 employees from more than 20 nations, we have an international flair and a pleasant working atmosphere. With us, you'll become part of a culture that draws strength for new ideas and innovations from diversity. The joy of work and the many opportunities to get involved characterize our cooperation. As an employee of our company, you'll belong to one of the most renowned media houses in Germany - the ZEIT publishing group.

Top-level journalism.

  • You’ll lead the Business English division of ZEIT Sprachen (Spotlight Verlag GmbH): Business Spotlight and will manage a team of excellent journalists. In addition, you’ll develop the brand’s content strategy.
  • You’ll be responsible for the creation of all content in this department. You’ll also be responsible for developing content plans and supervising text production, working closely with authors and other members of the editorial team. You’ll observe the correct classification of content according to each text’s language level, as determined by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.
  • Your primary focus will be the coverage and coordination of Business English topics that can be used across the board in different media channels.
  • You’ll experiment with a wide range of journalistic content and will consider the potential of all material – from texts to podcasts to videos, interactive data projects, visuals, and social media content.
  • A top priority for you will be developing interactive projects involving data-driven journalism, which you’ll drive in close collaboration with our other publications.
  • You’ll be responsible for the editorial and journalistic conception and quality of your content, and will report directly to the CEO.


New horizons in digital journalism.

  • You completed a university degree and ideally trained as a professional journalist.
  • You have many years of proven editorial and management experience, as well as experience of managing employees and budgets. Ideally, you’ve worked for a publisher specializing in language publications and/or have worked in the field of business English communication for German clients.
  • You’re a native English speaker with excellent German. If you speak one of the other languages spoken in our offices – Spanish, Italian or French – it would be a plus.
  • With your previous experience of management and running projects, you know how to structure teamwork, motivate colleagues, and oversee processes, keeping management of resources constantly in mind. You also have experience in supporting the professional development of team members.
  • Your profile is characterized by your journalistic excellence: You write clearly and understandably; you have very good, broad specialist knowledge of the English language and culture(s); you’re confident in dealing with all types of journalistic forms and formats, both current and new. You also have experience in professional presenting, behind the microphone and in front of the camera.
  • You’ve already created concepts for and implemented large-scale journalistic projects.
  • You have strong linguistic skills and enjoy discovering unusual approaches to tell exceptional stories.
  • You enjoy injecting your creative energy into the development of new digital and journalistic formats, for everyday news items and for specific research-based reporting. You’re ready to try new things, and are keen to communicate with readers. You like change and never stop learning.


About us.

  • Connecting through languages: this is our mission at Spotlight Verlag! Over 1.4 million people use our products to improve their language skills and rediscover the cultures behind them.
  • With over 60 employees from almost 20 different nations, we enjoy a pleasant, international working atmosphere. With us, you'll become part of a diverse culture, where new ideas and innovation abound.
  • We've been part of the ZEIT publishing group since 2018. This is a great opportunity to make contacts in one of the largest publishing houses in Germany.
  • Your future workplace is located in the south of Munich (on the MVV network).
  • You can find out more about our company LinkedIn and XING or on our  ZEIT careers page.
  • This open-ended full-time position  is to be filled by November 1, 2021.

As long as this position is visible on our careers page, you're welcome to apply for it - there's no application deadline. You can find out more about our application process on our FAQ page.

We care about each other.

The ZEIT publishing group is an employer that stands for equal opportunities and respect. We're committed to fair employment opportunities, regardless of ethnic or social origin, gender, religion, worldview, age, sexual identity or disability. Our constant goal is to create a pleasant working environment where we appreciate each other's work.

Contact person

Anika Hösl HR Managerin